I want to use my normal audio headphones with the iPhone to get a better quality of music in my 5S.

Explain whether it would not affect the phone in any case, if I am using the 3-metal-part audio headphones.

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The headphone jack on the iPhone 5s can be used by any set of headphones with a standard 3.5mm jack. It will not damage or affect either the headphones or phone in any way.

The only difference is that some headphones have buttons that use resistance between the signal and ground wire in the headphone cable control the phone. That's what your Apple Earbuds are doing. Not having this on the headphones is perfectly OK.

Of course if you have a look around you can find excellent headphones that do have the buttons. I have two different pairs of headphones with good sound, a microphone and phone controls.


Your question is pretty vague, but I assume you would like to use non-Apple headphone in your iPhone 5s.

This will cause no damage at all, and you can happily do this.

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